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Trey Songz - 100% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Tremaine Aldon Neverson, 28 November 1984, Petersburg, Virginia, USA. This smooth-voiced R&B artist was initially inspired by rap music but was encouraged to concentrate on singing by his family and friends. At the age of 15 he met his mentor, noted soul producer Troy Taylor, who coached the young teenager in vocal techniques and landed him his first break in 2004 by sec Read more

Chris Brown - 86% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Christopher Maurice Brown, 5 May 1989, Tappahannock, Virginia, USA. This precociously talented R&B singer was still only 16 when his debut single ‘Run It!’ climbed to the top of the mainstream chart in late 2005. Brown’s smooth vocals, clean-cut good looks and dancing ability immediately led many media commentators to herald Brown as the new Usher.

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Mario - 77% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mario Barrett, 27 August 1986, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This teenage R&B sensation rose to prominence in 2002. Mario decided at an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in entertainment, as he began utilizing a karaoke machine and tinkering on his mother’s piano. Soon he began emulating renowned artists such as Usher and Stevie Wonder, and performed at numero Read more

R. Kelly - 73% match to Usher

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Spoken Word Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Sylvester Kelly, 8 January 1967 (1969 is also cited), Chicago, Illinois, USA. This urban R&B singer-songwriter and producer first made an impact in 1991 with his band Public Announcement, and has since become one of America’s most successful solo artists.Kelly grew up in the housing projects of Chicago’s South Side, but channelled Read more

Omarion - 68% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Omari Ishmael Grandberry, 12 November 1984, Inglewood, California, USA. Vocalist Omarion launched his solo career at the start of 2004 following the surprise break-up of his former group, the highly successful R&B boy band B2K. His solo work followed the direction of B2K’s US number 1 hit ‘Bump, Bump, Bump’, a raunchy collaboration with P. Diddy written by Read more

Brandy - 67% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brandy Norwood, 11 February 1979, McComb, Mississippi, USA. Among the best of the crop of female urban singers to emerge in the mid-90s, Brandy soon established herself as a multi-media star. Her career in entertainment began early - at the age of 15 she was nominated for a Youth In Film Award for her portrayal of schoolgirl Denesha in the ABC television situation comedy The Read more

Ashanti - 66% match to Usher

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, 13 October 1980, Glen Cove, New York, USA. For urban R&B singer Ashanti it has been a case of third time lucky. Her honey-toned voice and striking looks landed her a recording contract with Jive Records at the age of 14, then again with Epic Records at 17, but neither of those deals came to fruition. It was when she was noticed by Murder Inc. m Read more

Ginuwine - 66% match to Usher

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, 15 October 1970 (1975 is also cited), Washington, DC, USA. Talented R&B performer Ginuwine began his musical apprenticeship at the age of 12, performing at parties and (illegally) at bars with his friends in the neighbourhood outfit, Finesse Five. From this he progressed to a solo act, which was initially built around impersonations of his childhood Read more

Kelly Rowland - 65% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kelendria Trene Rowland, 11 February 1981, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rowland found pop fame as one third of the chart-topping US R&B vocal group Destiny’s Child. Late in 2001, the trio issued a holiday recording, 8 Days Of Christmas, before disclosing to the public that they were going on a temporary hiatus to pursue solo projects. Rowland’s debut solo single,  Read more

Jagged Edge - 61% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This urban R&B vocal quartet from Atlanta, Georgia, USA almost signed a recording contract with Michael Bivins, a former member of their idols New Edition, but after the contract fell through they were snapped up by Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings. The group was formed by twins Brandon ‘Case Dinero’ and Brian ‘Brasco’ Casey, who were brought u Read more

112 - 58% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mary J. Blige - 58% match to Usher

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mary Jane Blige, 11 January 1971, the Bronx, New York, New York City, USA. Blige was signed to Uptown Records by their head of A&R, Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs. After being promoted by her record company as ‘The original queen of hip-hop and soul’, her 1992 debut album sold over two million copies (many of the best songs being written for her by POV). The hip- Read more

Tyrese - 58% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tyrese Darnell Gibson, 30 December 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA. This photogenic urban R&B singer is also a highly successful model and actor. Gibson grew up in Los Angeles’ tough Watts ghetto, gaining his big break when he starred in a 1997 advertisement for Coca-Cola. RCA Records won the ensuing scramble for Tyrese’s signature, and were rewarded when hi Read more

Fantasia - 57% match to Usher

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Fantasia Monique Barrino, 30 June 1984, High Point, North Carolina, USA. Vocalist Fantasia owes her moment in the spotlight to her triumph in the third season of the highly rated Fox TV show American Idol. A real rags-to-riches story, Barrino auditioned for the show while she was unemployed and living with her 12-month-old daughter in a one-bedroom apartment in High Point, N Read more

Jamie Foxx - 57% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eric Bishop, 13 December 1967, Terrell, Texas, USA. Actor, comedian and R&B singer Jamie Foxx overcame a difficult upbringing to become one of the most prominent American performers of his generation. Adopted by his grandparents shortly after his birth, Eric Bishop endured a troubled adolescence to win a scholarship to study classical piano at the prestigious Juilliard S Read more


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